Thursday, November 22, 2007

Focus on Fibre Art Association (FFAA): Wild Thing Juried Competition

Deadline: February 22, 2008 (POSTMARK)

Wild Thing: Juried Competition and Exhibition
Focus on Fibre Art Association
Main Gallery in Alberta Craft Council
May 3 – July 5, 2008
Stony Plain Multicultural Centre
July 24 – Aug 19, 2008
Other Venues: TBA

Wild thing, no rules, no boundaries, just you and your imagination.
Our theme for 2008 is "Wild Thing". So take your "wild side" for a
walk and send us your result. In a short artist's statement, tell us
how this piece represents your inner "wild thing."

The Focus on Fibre Art Association (FFAA) was formed in 1998 to
provide an opportunity for fibre artists to:

1. test their ability and progress in their chosen field;
2. receive feedback from respected teachers/judges; and,
3. exhibit their art to the public.

To accomplish this we sponsor juried competitions and shows of fibre
art encompassing traditional rug hooking, quilting, needlework,
textile design, hand knitting, weaving, tapestry, and cloth dolls.

Download the Prospectus and Application:

Judges: Elinor Burwash Margie Davidson Mary Sustrik

Submission Rules (truncated list--see brochure for complete criteria)

  1. An entry may be entered in only one class.

    Entry Classes: Pattern or Original Design

    Class--Pattern: Entries may be worked from a commercial pattern or kit, under the direction of a teacher, or from an original idea.

    Class--Design: Entry must be an original design created and developed by the entrant.

    Original – FFAA definition – Original – firsthand, not copied or derived from another source. Ideas that are generated from the artists imagination or executed from pictures taken with the artists camera are original.

  2. An 'Artist's Statement' must accompany the entry and include the source of the design, inspiration, purpose of the piece, and relation to the theme, if any.

  3. The piece must have been completed within the last two years.

  4. Minimum size excluding the mat and frame is 9 square inches; maximum size is 65"x 65" unless otherwise noted.

  5. Slides are preferred but 8" x 10" prints or digital images will be accepted.

  6. Entry fee is $20 per item for members; $30 per item for non members.
    A maximum of three entries per person.
    Entry fee must accompany each entry at the time of submission.

  7. Judge's decisions are final.

  8. Commission on sale of Original pieces

  9. Group Project. A group of two or more artists may enter ANY original class.
    Entry must be clearly labelled 'Group Entry' and all artists identified.

Categories and Prizes

Ribbons will be awarded to first, second, and third place winners.
Cash or gift certificates will be awarded to best in each category.

Traditional Rug Hooking
Edmonton Traditional Rug Hookers
$100 Memorial Award – Best of Category

FFAA $25 – Best of Category
Entries must have sleeve and rod for hanging.

Edmonton Needlecraft Guild
$100 Memorial Award – Best of Category

Hand Knitting
Wool Revival $100 Gift Certificate – Best of Category

Cloth Dolls (maximum 24" tall)
FFAA $25 – Best of Category

Textile Design
FFAA $25 Best of Category

FFAA $25 Best of Category
Pieces must be prepared for hanging.

Wearables (Clothing in any technique)
FFAA $25 Best of Category

Sponsoring guilds: Edmonton Traditional Rug Hookers Guild, Edmonton &
District Quilters Guild, Edmonton Needlecraft Guild, and Department of
Human Ecology at the University of Alberta.

Members of these sponsoring guilds are automatically members of the
Focus on Fibre Art Association. Individual FFAA membership is
available for $15 in each competition year. Group membership is also

Download the Prospectus and Application: FFAAEntry08_Aug14.pdf

Apply online:

Focus on Fibre Art Association
12319–51 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T6H 0N3
Phone: (780) 437-1619